French fancy

Sorry this isn’t about cake. It’s actually about Dawn French. But what’s not to love? Since I was a child, watching episodes of The Vicar of Dibley on television I’ve loved watching her and now actively hunt out things she is in. Lucky for me, she’s been starring alongside Emilia Fox in Sky’s Delicious. Series…

Putting the ‘comfort’ into ‘uncomfortable’

What do you do when you’re stressed, sad, worried, anxious or just overwhelmed by whatever is going on in your life? I’m not always good at compartmentalising, so I need a safe space. For me, it’s my house. Mr Tall and I had some big, not necessarily bad, and not totally unexpected news this week,…

“You can call me Alice. Because it’s my name.”

I was shocked and saddened to read about the death of the actress Emma Chambers at the age of just 53. I can only imagine the sense of loss and grief her family and friends must be feeling. I have huge gratitude to the people who have brought characters to life in the shows, plays,…